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Viacom joins SVOD race with Paramount+ launch

Viacom Media Networks International is joining the race among major international content players to develop their own subscription video-on-demand services with the launch of Paramount+ in the Nordic region. The new service will hold the rights to the first pay TV window for paramount Pictures’ new movies releases along with a range of catalogue films […]

Bonnier Broadcasting names new communications chief

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group-owner Bonnier Broadcasting has named Åsa Barsness as its new communications and HR director. Barnsness will take her new post at the beginning of next year, taking responsibility for all communications, marketing, HR and public affairs duties. She was previously head of communicaitns at technology consultancy Sweco. Barsness has also worked in […]

Viacom to take MTV Germany free-to-air in 2018

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is making MTV Germany an unencrypted, free-to-air TV channel in Germany and Austria from January 2018.  Viacom described the move as “the next important step” for the channel, after started to make a live-stream of MTV Germany available online at MTV.de in March. Recently, a new version of the MTV Play […]

Viacom eyes all-cash Scripps takeover

Viacom is reportedly eyeing one of the biggest all-cash takeovers in recent US media history by planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for around US$10.6 billion. According to Reuters, New York-based Viacom is willing to fork out cash to finance the deal, which would add the Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to a stable […]

MTV launches localised Snapchat channel in France

Viacom-owned music channel MTV has launched a localised ‘Publisher Story’ on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. This is Viacom’s first fully localised, non-English channel to debut on Snapchat Discover. MTV in English is already available on Snapchat in the US and internationally. MTV is the first television channel in France to join Snapchat Discover, offering […]

Facebook nears scripted TV debut with MTV revival

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly close to reviving former MTV series Loosely Exactly Nicole. Bringing the single-cam comedy back would mark the first time Facebook has invested in scripted television. Netflix and Hulu have both revived linear TV shows, while Yahoo did the same with former NBC comedy Community. Loosely Exactly Nicole was one […]

Ex-AwesomenessTV chief joins Paramount

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins as joined Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division. Robbins will run Paramount Players, which will be devoted to producing films derived from the Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET brands. The move is the first major deal for Paramount since Fox veteran Jim Gianopulos became its chairman and CEO. Robbins […]

Viacom’s Flamman takes on new MTV and Nick role

Peter Flamman has landed a new role at Viacom and will oversee MTV and Nickelodeon across a large chunk of Europe as well as in Africa and the Middle East. Based in Madrid, he will oversee development and production, acquisitions, scheduling and operations across the channels and their digital services. Flamman replaces Laura Abril, who […]

Viacom launches new MTV Play mobile app

Viacom International Media Networks has launched a new MTV Play mobile app in the Netherlands and Belgium. The launch marks the first Play Plex launch for the MTV brand in Europe. The app, part of a wider group of apps for Viacom’s core brands, gives audiences access to a video-on-demand content library and content that […]

Meo adds MTV Live HD

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider Portugal Telecom/Meo has added MTV Live HD to its TV programming line-up. The channel will be available via Meo channel 141 for ADSL and fibre clients who take the TV service with a MEObox set-top, MTV Live HD features music videos, live performances, major music festivals including the Isle of MTV […]